Question #59c2e

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Nov 15, 2017

Answer:

Distance is the total length of your journey; displacement is how far away your end point is from the start point.

Explanation:

For example, if I started at point A and walked in a big circle that was 10 metres circumference, ending up where I started, the distance travelled would be 10 metres, but my overall displacement would be zero, because I'd ended up exactly where I started.

Nov 15, 2017

Answer:

Adding to your other answer: displacement is a vector, therefore it specifies the direction that the end point is from the start point.

Explanation:

Distance is scalar and does not specify direction.